Domestic Violence Awareness Month (Oct.) is Here - We've Got an Expert for You!
Source Newsroom: Nova Southeastern University
Dr. Lenore E.A. Walker, Ed.D., is Professor at Nova Southeastern University's Center for Psychological Studies and Coordinator of the Clinical Forensic Psychology Concentration. In addition, Walker is a member of the faculty of the Institute for Trauma and Victimization at NSU-CPS and is also the Executive Director of the Domestic Violence Institute (www.dviworld.org), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the education and training, research and public policy issues around domestic violence with affiliate centers around the world.
Walker also has a national practice in forensic psychology and testifies on psychological impact from interpersonal violence and trauma including domestic violence, child abuse and violence against women.
Walker's areas of interest have been in feminist psychology, violence in the family and violence against women. She has written 13 books in the area including the now classic, "The Battered Woman", has published extensively in journals and book chapters and presented her work at scientific meetings around the world. She has been in the national and local media discussing issues around domestic violence, introduction of the Battered Woman Syndrome in self-defense cases where women killed their abusive partners and drew attention for her work with the O.J. Simpson defense team.